interventionism

[ in-ter-ven-shuh-niz-uh m ]
/ ˌɪn tərˈvɛn ʃəˌnɪz əm /
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noun

the policy or doctrine of intervening, especially government interference in the affairs of another state or in domestic economic affairs.

Nearby words

  1. intervenous tubercle,
  2. intervent,
  3. intervention,
  4. intervention price,
  5. interventional radiology,
  6. interventionist,
  7. interventricular foramen,
  8. interventricular septum,
  9. intervertebral,
  10. intervertebral disc

Origin of interventionism

First recorded in 1920–25; intervention + -ism

Related formsin·ter·ven·tion·ist, noun, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for interventionist

interventionist

/ (ˌɪntəˈvɛnʃənɪst) /

adjective

of, relating to, or advocating intervention, esp in the affairs of a foreign country

noun

an interventionist person or state
Derived Formsinterventionism, noun

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Word Origin and History for interventionist

interventionism

n.

1923, from intervention + -ism. Interventionist, as a noun, is recorded from 1839.

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